UEA Symphony Orchestra – Roots and Dances

  • Date: Thu 21st Mar 2024
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
  • Contact: [email protected]

Under the direction of Director of Music, Stuart Dunlop, the 70-strong orchestra will perform: Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Symphonic Dances’ from ‘West Side Story’; Duke Ellington’s ‘Suite – The River’; and Florence Price’s ‘The Oak’.

Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ brings the warmth of Romeo and Juliet’s Verona to the fiery melting pot of New York. Heart-breaking melody and almost uncontainable energy collide.

Duke Ellington’s 1970 ballet became, for the deeply spiritual composer, a River of life.

Florence Price is quietly becoming a crucial figure in American musical history and her tone poem ‘The Oak’ makes it clear why.

For more and to book: https://www.uea.ac.uk/events/view?id=57d7f6dd-4c01-4abb-98cf-2c0d8558151c